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June 22, 2012 10:05:27 AM

Hey,
I want to build a new computer and I have chosen these parts:-

CPU - Intel Core i7 3770k : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD - GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - EVGA GTX 670 FTW : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - 16GB DDR3 1600MHZ (I don't know which one :p )

PSU - CORSAIR HX750 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE - CORSAIR 550D : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER - NOCTUA NH-D14 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE FANS - TWO NOCTUA NF-P12's : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MONITOR - SAMSUNG S22B150N : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD - WD CAVIAR BLACK 1TB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OPTICAL DRIVES - LITE-ON IHBS112 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

KEYBOARD - LOGITECH G110 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOUSE - LOGITECH G300 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SPEAKER - LOGITECH S120 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CARD READER - AFT PRO-57U : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I want a quiet pc, I will be using only 1 fan on the d14 (140mm one) and replacing the loud stock corsair fans on the 550d and replacing with 3 nh-p12's.

I will be overclocking 3770k to 4.0-4.5ghz.

I dont know about ssd's as they are too expensive for the capacities...

my overall budget is $2000...








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June 22, 2012 10:58:17 AM

I would definitely get a SSD, they are getting a lot cheaper and a ~120GB model should be enough for OS and games/basic programs. Not only are they fast but they also reduce the noise because the hard drive won't have to spin up very often.

To help quietness as well, I would be tempted to go for the Seasonic X series PSU. The gold efficiency means it produces less heat and it also has a hybrid fan control, meaning the fan won't even spin unless it needs to. (It's only $10 more and it's the same PSU as the AX-750, just without the Corsair brand.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, that graphics card is certainly going to be the loudest thing in the system, those 'leaf blower' style coolers tend to be quite noisy. I would go for something like this instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS models tend to be pretty quiet.
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June 22, 2012 11:14:03 AM

jmsellars1 said:
I would definitely get a SSD, they are getting a lot cheaper and a ~120GB model should be enough for OS and games/basic programs. Not only are they fast but they also reduce the noise because the hard drive won't have to spin up very often.

To help quietness as well, I would be tempted to go for the Seasonic X series PSU. The gold efficiency means it produces less heat and it also has a hybrid fan control, meaning the fan won't even spin unless it needs to. (It's only $10 more and it's the same PSU as the AX-750, just without the Corsair brand.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, that graphics card is certainly going to be the loudest thing in the system, those 'leaf blower' style coolers tend to be quite noisy. I would go for something like this instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS models tend to be pretty quiet.

All the evga cards exhaust air out the back of the case but the non-reference ones exhaust in the case, and beacause i will be having only 3 120mm fans the case may heat up and the cpu cooler will suck in the same hot air which will be a problem...

what about the 256gb ones from crucial? they are only $210, seems pretty good...
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June 22, 2012 11:47:56 AM

1: get a seasonic x750w for better silence. the fan wont turn on until it is about 20% load which means it wont make any noise for most of your daily operations
2:get either a 256gb crucial, 256gb vertex 4 (very reliable), 240gb mushkin chronos deluxe (my personal drive) or a sandisk extreme (same drive but different company)
3:: for case fans, the noctua nf-s12b is a better fan as it moves more air. the nf-f12s are designed for radiator use
4:there is no problem with having coolers exhaust air inside the case. you can probably even go without the case fans since the cooler from the cpu and gpu dont pump that much hot air. just make sure you have one of the case fans as exhaust
5: for even more silence, the gigabyte windforce 670 is more silent



now to comment on how to configure airflow in your case

1:at the back of the case there is a exhaust fan. remove that since that will cause turbulence with the nh-d14. position that fan at the side of the case near where the graphics card. if you want to, you can just remove that stock fan altogether and use a noctua nf-s12b. position that fan as a exhaust

2:in the front of the case, there should be another fan. remove that and swap it out for a noctua nf-s12b. make sure you position it as a intake.

3: remove the top hard drive cage as it will block airflow. you wont need that many hard drive mounts
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June 23, 2012 5:21:41 AM

TheBigTroll said:
1: get a seasonic x750w for better silence. the fan wont turn on until it is about 20% load which means it wont make any noise for most of your daily operations
2:get either a 256gb crucial, 256gb vertex 4 (very reliable), 240gb mushkin chronos deluxe (my personal drive) or a sandisk extreme (same drive but different company)
3:: for case fans, the noctua nf-s12b is a better fan as it moves more air. the nf-f12s are designed for radiator use
4:there is no problem with having coolers exhaust air inside the case. you can probably even go without the case fans since the cooler from the cpu and gpu dont pump that much hot air. just make sure you have one of the case fans as exhaust
5: for even more silence, the gigabyte windforce 670 is more silent



now to comment on how to configure airflow in your case

1:at the back of the case there is a exhaust fan. remove that since that will cause turbulence with the nh-d14. position that fan at the side of the case near where the graphics card. if you want to, you can just remove that stock fan altogether and use a noctua nf-s12b. position that fan as a exhaust

2:in the front of the case, there should be another fan. remove that and swap it out for a noctua nf-s12b. make sure you position it as a intake.

3: remove the top hard drive cage as it will block airflow. you wont need that many hard drive mounts

What about the seasonic platinum-860?

I dont want to put a fan on the side of the case because i will have to remove the sound dampening panel which will make me hear more noise.

The d14 comes with a 140mm and 120mm fan, i will be using only the 140mm fan so i'll have a spare 120mm fan. If i use two nf-s12b's in the front can i put the nf-p12 in the back? There ia also a fan mount in the bottom of the case but then ill have 3 intakes and no exhausts.
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June 23, 2012 1:52:45 PM

1: there isnt much point of getting a platinum power supply when the gold is already so good. i also heard that the platinum psu s from seasonic usually come with short cables so yeah

2:well then dont go with my suggestion of putting the fan. ill warn you that the card can get very toasty since you dont have any exhaust.


3:if you dont overclock, you can run the entire nh-d14 passively

just do this

the 140mm fan in the back as exhaust, s12b or the extra d12 in the front as intake, one more s12b with a ultra low noise adaptor at the top of the case
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June 23, 2012 6:26:13 PM

TheBigTroll said:
1: there isnt much point of getting a platinum power supply when the gold is already so good. i also heard that the platinum psu s from seasonic usually come with short cables so yeah

2:well then dont go with my suggestion of putting the fan. ill warn you that the card can get very toasty since you dont have any exhaust.


3:if you dont overclock, you can run the entire nh-d14 passively

just do this

the 140mm fan in the back as exhaust, s12b or the extra d12 in the front as intake, one more s12b with a ultra low noise adaptor at the top of the case

I may overclock to 4.0 GHz, will the extra 500 MHz make a difference?

Once again if i mount a fan at the top, ill have to remove a sound dampening panel :(  I also want a sleek looking system and with a mesh and fan at the top I wont like it very much :??: 

I wont OC the gpu, so it may not run very hot.

if i run the d14 passively, ill use the 140mm at the back, two s12b's at front and use the p12 as bottom intake or use one s12b and one p12 at the front.
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June 23, 2012 7:12:29 PM

if you are going to overclock, id suggest not going passive

well then ok. dont mount a fan on the top or the side.

the GPU overclocks itself so yeah.

one s12b in the front is enough. i rather put the other one as intake from the bottom mount
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June 23, 2012 7:23:31 PM

TheBigTroll said:
if you are going to overclock, id suggest not going passive

well then ok. dont mount a fan on the top or the side.

the GPU overclocks itself so yeah.

one s12b in the front is enough. i rather put the other one as intake from the bottom mount


Will the extra 500mhz make a big difference?
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June 23, 2012 7:34:15 PM

No.
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July 1, 2012 3:02:12 PM

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